Josselyn Adams Named 2013 Scholar Athlete

Josselyn Adams Named 2013 Scholar Athlete by the St. Louis Post Dispatch

The Scholar-Athlete program, now in its 47th year, honors one senior from every participating school in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch immediate coverage area. Chosen by administrators from each school, the Scholar Athlete program honors students for their academic and athletic achievements. Â Profiled is Jossselyn Adams, a NativityMiguel graduate from Most Holy Trinity K-8 School.

Josselyn Adams- Senior at St. Elizabeth Academy

Academic rank:Â 8 of 38

Sports:Â volleyball, track

Academic bio:Â Second honors (three years).

Athletic bio:Â Track team MVP … track team 110% award.

Activities:Â Student Ambassador … dance … St. Louis Variety Children’s Choir … volunteers at Most Holy Trinity grade school.

College, major:Â University of Missouri, Missouri State or Southeast Missouri, biology (pre-med)

Goal:Â “I hope to become a pediatrician when I get older, because I have a passion for helping children, but my biggest dream is to become successful in a dancing, singing and acting career.”

Favorite subject:Â Math and Spanish. “As a child math has always come easy to me, especially algebra, and I love learning new languages, but to me Spanish is the best of them all.”

Favorite book:Â To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)

Favorite musician:Â Beyonce

Role model:Â “My true role model would have to be my mother. She has been through so much and has sacrificed so that I could have a better life. She put me in private school all of my life for an excellent education and has pushed me to better myself and become confident in what I do. She is such an inspiration to me, and that’s why I love her so much.”

Personal story:Â “My school, St. Elizabeth Academy, has been around for 130 years. In those years our track team has never made it to districts, sectionals, or state, but that all changed in 2012. Four athletes, including myself, became faster and stronger, and our hard work took us all the way to state. We finished in 3rd place, and everyone including our school were so proud. Most of all we were proud to say that history has been made.

Adams will join the 150 Scholar-Athletes to be honored Wednesday night at Busch Stadium before the Cardinals play the New York Mets.